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Volume VII 

August, 1938 

Number 8 


iiC Doth thou, as man, increase the stores of truth? 
^hen may thine own son afterwards excel thee. " 


Published monthly by the Trustees of Shaw University. Entered as second class matter 
January 25, 1932, at the post office at Raleigh, N. C, under the Act of August 24, 1912. 

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We are very pleased over the attendance at the various commencement 
events. There was an overflow crowd at the baccalaureate services, about 
2 60 at the alumni dinner, and over 2,000 at the commencement exercises. 
We are also pleased that so many alumni and friends sent generous dona- 
tions. The general contributions were over $1,000 more this year than last. 

An increasing number of alumni are sending an annual contribution of 
ONE DAY'S WORK. If you are not one in that number I hope that the 
reading of this letter may remind you to send your contribution now. 

. Our renovations last year cost over $12,000 and we are now in the process 
of the renovation of Estey Hall at a cost of about $8,000. Contributions of 
any amount will assist us considerably. 

CONTINUE TO SEND THE COUPONS. We are happy to receive at least 
11,000 coupons within the short period of five weeks. We shall certainly 
receive 100,000 during a year. Turn elsewhere in this bulletin for a list 
of the products whose coupons we desire. We need more coupons. 

With deep appreciation for your continued support, I am, 

Very sincerely yours, 



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The Reverend A. Clayton Powell Delivers 
Commencement Address 

Negroes of America with "Mill- 
stones of modern slavery around 
their necks," are laboring against 
odds that will remain insurmount- 
able so long as the race refuses to 
present a unified and militant front 
in opposition to "economic discrimi- 
nation," the Reverend A. Clayton 
Powell, New York City minister and 
Negro civic leader, declared at Shaw 
University's commencement exercises 
Tuesday, May 31, in Raleigh. 

"All of the Negroes' troubles," the 
speaker told Shaw's graduating class 
of 73 and an assemblage of more 
than 2,000 persons at the Raleigh 
Memorial Auditorium, "are traceable 
directly to this economic situation. 

"The hour for Negroes to move 
ahead has long since struck," he said. 
"We've got too many 'Uncle Toms' 
among our leaders. We've got to 
streamline our race and come to re- 
alize that mass action is the most 
powerful force on earth." 

The Harlem minister, pastor of the 
Abyssinian Baptist Church with a 
membership of 15,000, was one of 
two recipients of honorary degrees 
at the Raleigh university's 73 rd com- 
mencement. Shaw conferred upon 
him the degree of Doctor of Divinity, 
highest awarded by the University. 
The other degree, Doctor of Laws, 
went to Dr. John Andrew Kenney, 
widely known Negro surgeon of Tus- 
kegee Institute and Newark, N. J. 
Dr. Robert P. Daniel, president of 
Shaw University, presented the hon- 
orary degrees as well as degrees 
awarded members of the large gradu- 
ating class. 

Most discouraging of discrimina- 
tions met by Negroes, Dr. Powell de- 
clared, is that from church groups. 

"I imagine even God himself weeps 
when He looks down upon such a sit- 
uation," said the speaker. "The 
Christian religion as practiced in 
America, is the greatest mockery the ; 
world has ever known. 

"But it is in the church itself 

that the Negro race's greatest hope 
lies," Dr. Powell asserted. "It is 
through this agency that heroes may 
band together for mass action which 
will bring them freedom from the 
shackles of economic slavery." 

Three moves are necessary before 
Negroes can hope to advance, he con- 
tinued. These he enumerated as: 
"Stop imitating other races; purge 
our leadership. 

"We must stop trying to be what 
we are not," Dr. Powell said. "We 
must develop a race consciousness. 

"Prejudices within our own race 
are doing us more harm than many 
outside discriminations. These preju- 
dices are built upon the idea that 
we should set up a class system, 
based on wealth and family back- 
ground. Because of the differences 
in the color of our skins and because 
a few of us can trace our ancestry 
back a few generations, we refuse 
to follow and all want to be leaders. 

"In most cases, if we move our 
family tree six inches, we find our- 
selves either in a cotton patch or 
among mangrove trees. What we 
need is a closely knit, militant race 
with a new leadership." 

Citing instances of economic dis- 
crimination with which he said he 
was personally familiar, Dr. Powell 
declared that the task of a Negro 
finding a job is just as important as 
finding Jesus; sometimes it is more 
important that he find a job. 

Too many Negroes, he said, take 
the attitude of the "Deep South" 
colored man who said, "Jesus will 
lead me and the welfare will feed 

Dr. Powell attacked the American 
Federation of Labor as among the 
chief forces which would keep Ne- 
groes forever in economic bondage. 
The A. F. of L. has become "notori- 
ously prejudiced" against the race, 
he asserted, many of its affiliated 
unions barring Negroes from mem- 


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He warned Shaw graduates that 
there now exist few "white collar 
jobs" for members of their race. 

History has shown, he said, that 
Negroes are not deficient as a race; 
all they need is an opportunity. The 
need of the hour, he added, is "equal 
economic opportunity with fair wages 
and just hours." 

The University Choral Society, un- 
der the direction of Prof. Harry Gil- 
Smythe, sang three selections. 

The Junior Class scholarship 
award was divided between three 
students, V. Marguerite Carson, Mil- 
dred C. Moore and Vincent Kenneth 
Tibbs, each of whom had equal rank 
at the year's close. Martha J. Brett 
won the sophomore prize and the 
freshman prize went to Grace O. 

Smith. The Emily Mae Morgan 
prize in educational psychology went 
to Leon E. Frazier and Spencer E. 
Durant, and the Omega Psi Phi fra- 
ternity prize to Lord Cecil Rhodes. 
William V. Devane won the Phi Beta 
Sigma award. Wilhelmina Williams, 
the Zeta Phi Beta sorority prize and 
Mary B. Mclver, the Alpha Kappa 
Alpha prize. 

The following received the degree 
of Bachelor of Arts: William T. 
Brown, cum laude; Mary Adeline 
Brinkley, Estella Busbee, Irene Cleo 
Clarke, Lucy Clyde Turner Coleman, 
Alice Mabel Crowe, Emily Mae Dan- 
iels, Blancene Dalphenia Davis, Ken- 
nie Brown Dixon, Cornelia C. Ellis, 
Beatrice Elizabeth Fletcher, Violet 
Odessa Fuller, Lewis Van Dorn 


Two honorary degrees were conferred by Dr. Robert P. Daniel, president 
of Shaw University, at the commencement exercises yesterday. The three 
principals in the graduation program are shown here just before the aca- 
demic procession began. Dr. Daniel (left) is talking with Dr. Adam Clayton 
Powell, Jr., (center), pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York 
City, who delivered the commencement address, and Dr. John Andrew Ken- 
ney of Newark, N. J., surgeon upon whom was conferred the degree of Doc- 
tor of Laws. 

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Graves, Mary Magdalene Holt, Pur- 
celle Howell, Valdosia James, Flor- 
ence E. Jones, Ida Elizabeth Jones, 
John Rodman Larkins, Ada Vandalia 
Larkin, Cecelia Estelle Lawrence, 
Fannie Mae Lawson, Noah W. Lofton, 
Jesse Eugene McGrier, Mary Esther 
Morrisey, Moses Newsome, Theodore 
R. Owens, Wylma H. Owens, Sadye 
Jeynette Payne, Catherine Delaney 
Perry, Jocile Powell, Norman Rice, 
James C. Riddick, Sallie Belle Sills, 
Elsie Louise Speller, James Arthur 
Spruill, Nevie Maude Streeter, Marie 
•Elizabeth Tyler, Fannie Odell 
Vaughn, Theora Marilyn Weaver, 
Mary D. Williams, Gwendolyn Pei'- 
son Yarborough and Mamie T. Year- 

Bachelor of Science degrees were 
awarded the following: Eva Louise 
Frazer, cum laude; Emily Irene 

Baker, William A. Bingham, Mavel 
Leora Brewington, Benjamin A. Col- 
lier, Julia Ellen Crump, Maude Stella 
Foster, Harvey O'Neil Freeman, 
James J. Fryar, Loree M. Griffen, 
Julius Anderson Holden, McKever 
Archie Johns, Theodore A. Little and 
Lucy Frances Saunders. 

Bachelor of Divinity degrees were 
awarded William T. Brown, James 
Jasper Freeman, and Theodore 
Roosevelt Owens. 

Degrees conferred as of the sum- 
mer session of 1937 are: Bachelor 
of Arts, Rose D. Aggrey, Marie Mc- 
Ghee Bright, Charles Green Cooper, 
Jr., John W. Edwards, George Turner 
Hyman, Annie Lou Stephens, Fannie 
Birdsall, Mary Susie Ward, Jonathan 
Mayo Wilder, Mary Elizabeth Willi- 
ford and James Leonard Lassiter. 
Bachelor of Science, Theodore A. 

The Baccalaureate 

The turbulent world today needs 
real men to fill the gaps of uncer- 
tainty and indecision, Shaw Univer- 
sity graduates were told Sunday, 
May 29, by the Reverend C. C. 
Adams, pastor of the New Bethlehem 
Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pa. 

"But it may be easier to be a king 
than to be a man," the visiting 
speaker, who is a Shaw alumnus, 
class of '11, reminded them. "The 
highest goal to be attained is to be 
a man, fully developed physically, 
morally, intellectually and spiritual- 

Greenleaf Memorial Hall on the 
Shaw campus was overflowed by stu- 
dents, faculty members and Shaw 
alumni to hear the baccalaureate 
sermon addressed to about 65 candi- 
dates for degrees. Dr. Robert P. 
Daniel, president, introduced the 
speaker and the University Choral 
Society rendered excellently arrange- 
ments of church music and hymns 
under the direction of Prof. Harry 

"The demand for men has been 
the cry of ages," Dr. Adams declared, 

taking his text from Ezekiel 22:30, 
which reads: "And I sought for a 
man among them, that should make 
up the hedge, and stand in the gap 
before me for the land that I should 
not destroy it; but I found none." 
This search of God for a man proved 
fruitless, Dr. Adams continued, and 
there are only a few men adorning 
the pages of history. 

"The demand for men always is 
far in excess of the supply," he con- 
tinued. "Our need today in national 
and international affairs is for men. 
A time like this calls for a keen 
mind, a pure heart, a true faith and 
a strong hand. 

"Our concern in educational insti- 
tutions should be to make men a 
better type of men as a prerequisite 
for a better society," he declared, de- 
ploring the formalities, dogmas and 
institutionalism which dominate gov- 
ernments, the church and education. 

"Truth and righteousness are the 
dominating principles of the uni- 
verse," he concluded. "And they 
must have their day to level down 
the hills and fill in the valleys of 

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social and economic injustice. And 
so we need men of spiritual discern- 
ment and scientific training to stand 
in the gap between religion and 
science and say that God is author 
of both." 

He urged following the teachings 
of Jesus the Christ and adherence 
to his ideals as a formula for be- 
coming a man. 

The Reverend Samuel Moss Carter, 
assistant professor of philosophy and 

religion at Shaw, read the scripture 
and the Reverend E. C. Lawrence, 
pastor of the First Congregational 
Church, delivered the opening prayer. 
The University Choral Club ren- 
dered, "God of Our Fathers," by 
G. W. Warren, as the processional 
hymn, and, "I Waited for the Lord," 
by Mendelssohn, featuring solos by 
Misses Lucy Pritchard and Marie 
Tyler. Mendelssohn's "Lobgesang" 
followed the baccalaureate. 

Class Day Exercises 

A summarizing of contributions to 
society as made by the material- 
ization of the dreams of youth and 
a prophetic statement as to the bene- 
fits which may accrue in the future 
from the dreams of youth charac- 
terized the Ivy Oration which was 
delivered Monday, May 30, in Class 
Day exercises held under the stately 
trees which tower over the Shaw 
University campus. Miss Frazer was 
the No. One ranking student of a 
class of sixty-three and received on 
the following Tuesday the Bachelor 
of Science degree with honors. 

Miss Emily Mae Daniels of Winton, 
second ranking student in the class 
of 1938, delivered the class oration. 

Graduating shortly before her 
eighteenth birthday, Miss Frazer is 
one of the youngest students in re- 
cent years to earn a Shaw University 
degree. During her college career 

the youthful honor student has been 
especially active in extracurricular 
activities. She has been president 
of the Alpha Omicron Honor Society 
and Shaw Chapter of the Delta Sigma 
Theta Sorority, as well as a leading 
member of the Shaw Players, science 
club and other student organizations. 

Other features in the Class Day 
exercises included the following: a 
solo by Miss Fannie Vaughn, Eliza- 
beth City; the Class History by Miss 
Theora Weaver, Winton; the Class 
Poem by Lewis Van Dorn Graves, 
Jersey City, New Jersey; the Class 
prophecy by Miss Mary D. Williams, 
Charlotte; the Class Will by Miss 
Fannie Lawson, Hamlet, and the 
Class Song with words by Miss Fan- 
nie Vaughn. 

As president of the class, Robert 
L. Garrett of Gastonia, was master 
of ceremonies. 

Alumni-Senior Dinner 

More than two hundred Shaw Uni- 
versity Alumni and friends were pres- 
ent in Greenleaf Memorial Hall Mon- 
day evening, May 30, at the Alumni- 
Senior dinner to induct the graduat- 
ing seniors into the Shaw University 
Alumni Association and to bear testi- 
money to their loyalty to Shaw Uni- 

"This loyalty," according to Presi- 
dent Robert P. Daniel in the princi- 
pal address of the evening, "is at- 
tested to by the fact that during the 

current year the alumni contribu- 
tions have increased more than one 
hundred per cent over those of last 
year and have been greater than 
those of any year, except the year of 
the seventieth anniversary campaign, 
in the past twenty-five years." 

The program was featured by the 
reunion celebration of the class of 
1928 and a novel candle light induc- 
tion ceremony in which Miss Lenora 
Jackson, Fayetteville; Professor 
Joshua Levister, Raleigh; Professor 

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W. R. Collins, Smithfield ; Miss Car- 
rie Harrison, Winton; and Miss Ann© 
Bowers, Wilkesboro; represented 
with addresses the administrations 
of the five Shaw presidents, Drs. 
Henry Martin Tupper, Charles F. 
Meserve, Joseph L. Peacock, William 
Stuart Nelson, and Robert P. Daniel. 
Other speakers on the program 
included the following persons: Dr. 
John P. Turner, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
Miss Mary Burwell, member of Shaw 
Trustee Board, Raleigh; Miss Mar- 
guerite Frierson, instructor at Shaw 
and member of the class of 1928; 

Professor Charles J. Parker, instruc- 
tor at Winston-Salem Teachers Col- 
lege and member of the class of 
1928; Dr. W. H. Allen, New York 
City; Dr. Nelson H. Harris, profes- 
sor of education at Shaw, Raleigh; 
C. E. Lightner, Raleigh; Dr. Basil 
Weaver, Baltimore, Maryland; Mrs. 
Robert P. Daniel; Dr. John A. Ken- 
ney, Newark, New Jersey; and Mrs. 
A. Clayton Powell, Jr., New York 

The Reverend W. C. Somerville, 
president of the Shaw University 
Alumni Association, was toastmaster. 

Summer School Registration 

First Session 

At the close of registration for the 
first session of the Shaw University 
Summer School, four hundred ninety- 
six students had been enrolled to 
represent a near capacity summer 
student body at the Raleigh school. 
This enrollment has been surpassed 
at Shaw only in 19 37 when approxi- 
mately five hundred fifty students 
were admitted. 

In-service teachers and other stu- 
dents represented ten states and one 
foreign country, including New York, 
New Jersey, South Carolina, Mary- 
land, Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, 
Indiana and North Carolina and 

Dr. Nelson H. Harris is the director 
of the Shaw Summer School. 

Second Session 

Three hundred sixty-four students 
were enrolled in this year's second 

session of the Shaw University Sum- 
mer School, it was announced by the 
Shaw registrar Wednesday, July 20, 
at the close of registration. 

This number represents a loss of 
one hundred thirty-two persons from 
the first session when four hundred 
ninety-six were enrolled and is ten 
per cent smaller than the second 
session enrollment in 193 7. Accord- 
ing to officials of the University, the 
decrease was expected because of the 
fact that many persons were com- 
pleting during the first session re- 
quirements for the class "A" teach- 
ers certificate which will be required 
of all teachers in 1940. In spite of 
this situation, however, the enroll- 
ment at Shaw compares favorably 
with that of other North Carolina 
summer schools, according to Dr. 
Nelson H. Harris, who is director 
of the Shaw University Summer 

The University Honor Roll 

Of the seventy-two students whose 
names were included on the Shaw 
University honor roll during the 
school year 1937-38, twenty-five were 
included during both semesters of 
the year, according to announcement 
by the registrar. 

Ophelia Durham, Plainfield, New 

Jersey, led the entire student body 
by earning the grade "A" in all 
courses pursued during the year. 
Martha J. Brett, Winton; V. Margue- 
rite Carson, Hackensack, New Jer- 
sey; Mildred C. Moore, Burgaw, and 
Vincent K. Tibbs, New York City, 
earned A's in all courses except one. 

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Students included on the Shaw 
University honor roll have earned 
during the period given an average 
of at least "B." Those mentioned on 
the honor roll at Shaw for the year 
are as follows: Primrose Barnwell, 
Miami, Florida; William Bingham, 
Winston-Salem; Martha J. Brett, 
Winton; Rosa L. Bryant, Nashville; 
V. Marguerite Carson, Hackensack, 
New Jersey; Lenora B. Cherry Wind- 
sor; Kennie B. Dixon, Snow Hill; 
Ophelia Durham, Plainfield, New Jer- 
sey; Eva L. Frazer, Raleigh; Elsie E. 
Griggs, Reidsville; Florence Jones, 
Baltimore, Maryland; Louise S. Las- 
siter, Rocky Mount; Martha E. Lasse- 
ter, Smithfield; John H. Lucas, Rocky 
Mount; Mary B. Mclver, Apex; Mil- 
dred C. Moore, Burgaw; Vina M. 
Phillips, Winston-Salem; I. Juanita 
Price, Laurinburg; Mertie and Nor- 
man Rice, Garysburg; Marguerite 
Rogers, Wilmington; Vincent K. 
Tibbs, New York City; Sadie P. Wil- 
liams, Charlotte, and Wilhelmina A. 
Williams, Raleigh. 

Others on the Shaw semester honor 
roll follow: First semester — Rosa E. 
Arrington, Esther B. Aycock, Made- 
line Briggs, Alice M. Crowe, Julia E. 
Crump, Emily M. Daniels, William 
V. Devane, Bobbie L. Dunn, Lewis V. 
D. Graves, Victoria Graves, Nancy 
Hairston, Ruth C. Hall, T h e 1 m a 
Hodge, Julius A. Holden, Mary Holt, 
Ida V. Larkin, John R. Larkins, Wen- 
dell Matthews, Lord C. Rhodes, and 
Mary D. Williams. 

Second semester — Mamie Batche- 
lor, Grainger Browning, Benjamin A. 
Collier, Spencer E. Durant, Mary V. 
Foulks, Claude B. Govan, Claudie L. 
Hardy, Dolores Henri, William W. 
Hurdle, Mamie G. Hussey, Ruth W. 
Lee, George D. Marshall, Eleanor M. 
Murchison, Elouise Pierce, Freder- 
icka R. Richardson, William C. 
Shanks, Grace O. Smith, Tommye 
Tinsley, William T. Brown, Irene 
Cleo Clarke, Emily M. Daniels, 
Maude S. Foster, Cecelia Lawrence, 
Moses Newsome, Theodare R. Owens, 
Marie E. Tyler, and William Lake. 

Letters Awarded Shaw University Athletes 

After making a fervent plea for 
good sportsmanship and for the re- 
moval of nuisances from athletic 
activities, President Robert P. Daniel 
of Shaw University, in exercises in 
the University chapel recently, award- 
ed forty-eight letters to men and 
women participants in Shaw Univer- 
sity varsity athletics, and nine let- 
ters to cheer leaders, and honored 
the twelve members of the girls' bas- 
ketball team who won the State 
championship in girls' basketball this 

A rising salute and almost tumul- 
tuous applause virtually shook Green- 
leaf Memorial Hall as the members 
of the girls' team filed across the 
platform to receive the gold basket- 
balls made with the letter "S" in re- 
lief and inscribed with their names, 
which were given "in testimony of 
the University's recognition of their 
unusual proficiency as a team and 

excellent conduct and decorum on 
and off the court as individuals." 
The girls' team played a schedule of 
ten games without a single defeat. 

For the second consecutive year 
Hollis Creecy, Rich Square, was the 
only Shaw athlete to receive three 
letters. He was outstanding during 
this year as well as in 19 3 6-37 in 
football, basketball and track, and is 
considered one of the greatest com- 
petitors in Shaw athletics. 

Three students in football, one in 
basketball, and one in track were 
given sweaters for participating in a 
sport for a period of at least three 
years. They were as follows: Foot- 
ball — Benjamin A. Collier, Rahway, 
N. J.; Robert L. Garrett, Gastonia; 
Charles Currin, Oxford. Basketball 
— Julius Holden, Smithfield. Track — 
Lewis Van Dorn Graves, Jersey City, 
N. J. 

Dr. Daniel was presented by Pro- 


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fessor H. Cardrew Perrin, chairman 
of the Shaw University Athletic Com- 
mittee, who expressed the pleasure 
that the Athletic Committee realized 
in the success of Shaw University 
athletic teams during the year. 

Letters were awarded as follows: 
In football — McCoy Barnes, Cora- 
peake; Carl Butler, Asheville; Elliott 
Chavis, Raleigh; Hollis Creecy, Rich 
Square; O z i e Faison, El Dorado, 
Ark.; John Fleming, Morganton; 
George Gant, Greensboro; Donald 
Garner, Waterbury, Conn.; Claude 
Govan, Newark, N. J.; Edward How- 
ard, Cape May, N. J.; John Kibler, 
Kings Mountain; Archie Logan, 
Kings Mountain; John Maravle, Hen- 
derson; Walter Moore, Winthrop, 
Mass.; Dudley Rucker, Washington, 
D. C; Fred Williams, Wilmington; 
John Christian, manager, Philadel- 
phia, Pa.. 

In boys' basketball — Randolph 
Brock, Philadelphia, Pa.; Hollis 
Creecy, Rich Square; Donald Garner, 
Waterbury, Conn.; John Marable, 
Henderson; George Marshall, River- 

side, N. J.; Vincent Tibbs, New York 
City; Fred Williams, Wilmington. 

In track — William Bunch, Newark- 
N. J.; Hollis Creecy, Rich Square; 
Claude Govan, Newark, N. J.; James 
McCullers, Raleigh; Fred Matthews, 
Dermott, Ark.; Samuel Botts, train- 
er, Hampton, Va. 

In cheer leading- — Casper Hill, Eliz- 
abeth City; Ruth Lee, Newark, N. J.; 
Fred Matthews, Dermott, Ark.; Mil- 
dred Moore, Burgaw; Grace Owens, 
Asheville; Anderson Phillips, Win- 
ston-Salem; Vina Phillips, Winston- 
Salem; Paul Walser, Winston-Salem, 
and Theora Weaver, Winton. 

Members of the State Champion- 
ship Girls' Basketball Team were 
awarded miniature gold basketballs, 
as follows: Mary Alston, Rocking- 
ham; Rosa Bryant, Raleigh; Marion 
Brame, Henderson; Marguerite Car- 
son, Hackensack, N. J.; Maude Gad- 
dy, Wadesboro; Mildred Moore, Bur- 
gaw; Willie Freeman, Laurinburg; 
Inez Massey, Chapel Hill; Mertie 
Rice, Garysburg; Ura Lee High, Zeb- 
ulon; Irene Greene, Wake Forest; 
Mary Hargrove, Townsville. 

Among- the Alumni 

The University and alumni observe 
with regret the passing of three il- 
lustrious sons who received their 
training in the Leonard Medical 
School, and Dr. J. B. Watson of Ra- 
leigh, who as a member of the Leon- 
ard Medical School faculty contrib- 
uted to the making of doctors who 
went from Shaw to become outstand- 
ing in their profession and among 
their fellowmen. May our prayers 
accompany to a peaceful rest Dr. 
A. A. Tennant, M.D. '04, Richmond, 
Va.; Dr. William D. Higgins, M.D. 
'02, Providence, R. I.; Dr. W. B. 
Sharpe, M.D. '01, Hertford, N. C, 
and Dr. J. B. Watson, a former mem- 
ber of the Leonard Medical School 

Miss Louise Latham, A.B. '26, is 
attending the Columbia University 
Summer School. 

Miss Anne Maude Bass, A.B. '32, 
became the bride of Mr. Richard L. 
Sterling, June 25. The newly-weds 
are making their home in New York 

William Hoffler, B.S. '34, received 
at the Meharry Medical College 1938 
graduation exercises the M.D. degree. 

Mrs. Josephine Moore Clanton, B.S. 
'33, is attending summer school at 
Columbia University. 

Miss Rachel Marrow, A.B. '33, was 
married on June 28 to Dr. David H. 
Reid, a graduate of the academy in 

Miss Catherine Middleton, a gradu- 
ate of the Shaw University academy, 
received from the University of Mich- 
igan the M.A. degree at the June 

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Mrs. Thelma Reid Whitehead, B.S. 
'29, is the proud mother of a daugh- 

Mrs. Minnie D. Turner is a student 
at the University of Chicago during 
the summer. 

Miss Elizabeth Rawlings, B.S. '33, 
was recently married to Mr. Godfrev 
Herndon, A.B. '33. 

Mr. Charles A. Ray, A.B. '3 3, was 
a student at the University of Cali- 
fornia last year. 

Miss Annie R. Harper, A.B. '34, 
was married on July 3 to Mr. Leslie 
D. McClennan. The couple will live 
in Washington, D. C. 

Mr. James Lassiter, A.B. '37, be- 
came a benedict some weeks ago. 

Miss Jennie Davis, B.S. '37, recent- 
ly became Mrs. James Ingram. 

The University joins the alumni in 
lamenting the death of Frederic Al- 
len, A.B. '32. 

Mr. D. A. Thomas, B.S. '25, was 
elected principal of the Clinton High 
School, Clinton, N. C. 

Mrs. Olivia Glascoe Nanton, A.B. 
'3 6, Miss Minnie B. Slade, A.B. '3 6, 
and Miss Mary R. Perrin, A.B. '3 5, 
are attending the Columbia Univer- 
sity Summer School. 

Miss Ruth Pope is attending sum- 
mer school at Columbia University. 

Send in notes of the activities of 
your fellow-alumni. We are glad to 
announce the progress of Shaw grad- 

It has been reported that Miss 
Thelma Ruth Brett has been appoint- 
ed dean of women at Dillard Uni- 

Student Officers 

Of the thirteen officers chosen at 
a recent election to head the Shaw 
University student body in 1938-39, 
six were outstanding University ath- 
letes, according to recent announce- 
ment of members of the Executive 
Council of the Shaw University Stu- 
dent Council. 

Although William C. Raines of 
Apex, who has not participated in 
athletics at Shaw, was chosen presi- 
dent over the popular football star, 
Claude Govan of Newark, New Jer- 
sey; Mildred Moore, basketball lumi- 
nary on the Shaw State Champion- 
ship girls' sextet; John Marable, star 
football end; O. T. Faison, end; Wil- 
liam Bunch, track man and football 
halfback; Fred Matthews, miler, and 
Hollis Creecy, Shaw's most outstand- 

ing all-round athlete, were elected to 
prominent offices. 

Officers were named as follows: 
William C. Raines, Apex, president; 
Miss Mildred Moore, Burgaw, vice 
president; Miss I. Juanita Price, Lau- 
rinburg, secretary; Miss Marion 
Toole, Raleigh, assistant secretary; 
John Marable, Henderson, treasurer; 
J. Enoch Kearney, Franklinton, chap- 
lain; O. T. Faison, Asheville, and 
Hollis Creecy, Rich Square, ser- 
geants-at-arms; Fred Matthews, Der- 
mott, Ark.; parliamentarian; Miss 
Mildred Wall, Rockingham, assistant 
parliamentarian; William Bunch, 
Newark, N. J., business manager; 
Leroy McLaurin, Stedman, editor of 
The Shaw Journal, and Otis Hairston, 
Greensboro, business manager of The 
Shaw Journal. 

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All Rumford's post cards 
have value 


Kellogg's Whole Wheat 

The manufac- 
turers of these 
products will give 
us cash in return 
for these coupons. 
Please assist us 
by saving- all you 
can of these cou- 
pons and sending 
them to us. Ask 
your friends and 
neighbors to help, 


Kirkman's Borax Soap 
Kirkman's Soap Powder 
Kirkman's Cleanser 
Kirkman's Floating Soap 
Kirkman's Vigo 
Kirkman's Soap Chips 
Kirkman's Granulated Soap 


Luzianne Coffee 
Luzianne Tea 


All cartons and bags have 
valuable coupons 

Help Us Turn Coupons Into Dollars! 

Mail Coupons to President ROBERT P. DANIEL, Shaw 
University, Raleigh, N. C.